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Primary Sources

Catalog at Falvey
Keyword and subject searches in the Library's catalog are good starting points when first exploring a topic. Search results can be narrowed with facets such as topic, era, language or region. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form. WorldCat Step-by-Step is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.

E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Use either service to request book not locally available. It takes about five business days for books to be shipped to the library. Use the interlibrary loan service to request journal articles. Articles are typically delivered as pdf files in one to two business days.

Selected Primary Sources

Horrox, Rosemary. The Black Death. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994.
A collection of documents written by those who lived and died in the mid-fourteenth century (1348-1350). It traces the impact of the Black Death in Europe through contemporary writings with particular emphasis on its spread across England.

Aberth, John. The Black Death: The Great Mortality of 1348-1350 : A Brief History With Documents. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2005.

Marcus, Jacob Rader, and Marc Saperstein. "The Black Death and the Jews: 1348–1349." In The Jews in Christian Europe: A Source Book, 315–1791, 153-59. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015. doi:10.2307/j.ctt1f89t1n.28.

Simonsohn, Shlomo. The Apostolic See and the Jews: Documents: 1394-1464. Toronto : Leiden: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1989.

Secondary Sources

Catalog at Falvey
Keyword and subject searches in the Library's catalog are good starting points. Search results can be narrowed with facets such as topic, era, language or region. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form. WorldCat Step-by-Step is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.

International Medieval Bibliography (Brepols)
The International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) is a comprehensive bibliography of articles in journals and books.

Iter Bibliography (University of Toronto)
Indexes academic journals, book, book chapters, book reviews and dissertations pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Covers the years 400 to 1700. Includes publications in the major European languages from the middle of the 19th century to the present.

JSTOR
Provides a full-text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. The most recent three to five years of a journal are usually not included.

E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

A Companion to the Medieval World

Daily Life in Medieval Europe

New Cambridge Medieval History (7 vols.)
A comprehensive history of Europe from 500 to 1500 AD written by leading international scholars.

Medieval England: An Encyclopedia

Medieval History Reference Titles
Selected print and online encyclopedias and companions.

Chicago Style

Chicago Manual of Style Online
The 17th edition of the standard style manual used by writers and editors of scholarly books and journals.
For a quick introduction watch the online tutorial A Brief Introduction to the Chicago Manual of Style.
Chicago-Style Step-by-Step is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to Chicago Style.
Use the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide for easy reference.